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Recurrent corneal erosions secondary to isotretinoin use

This article originally appeared in Eye News Dec/Jan 2021 Isotretinoin (13–cis-retinoic acid) is the first line treatment for moderate to severe nodulocystic or papulopustular acne [1,2]. Although it is a safe medication, it has several adverse side-effects, including ophthalmic manifestations,...

IN RESPONSE TO: Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine - specialties and specialists

I read with great interest the article ‘Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: specialties and specialists’ by Professor Andrew Burd published in the Feb/Mar issue of PMFA News. Prof Burd brings up many valid points about the specialty of plastic surgery...

What’s new on the horizon for toxins coming to the market?

With the ever increasing demand for injectable treatments, it is important to keep abreast of new developments in the field. International expert Michael Gold reviews the new toxins due to be hitting the market in the next year. We are...

In conversation with Uliana Gout

We were delighted to catch up with Dr Uliana Gout, President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), about her career and plans for the College. Can you tell us a little bit about why you initially chose to...

Training of Aesthetic Surgery: a statement from the UKAAPS President

The UK Association of Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS) is delighted to support PMFA News and recognises the niche it holds in the education and dissemination of information about plastic surgery to surgeons, patients, regulators, facilitators, media and the general public. As...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 5 September 2016

The junior doctors are without doubt the very backbone of the NHS. They span from the newly graduated medical students to the most senior postgraduate trainees who are about to embark on a definitive post as a hospital consultant or...

In conversation with Dr Hema Sundaram

We were delighted to chat to world-renowned Dr Hema Sundaram about her fascinating career in dermatology and how plans for SEASON 2020 are going. You are internationally recognised in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery – can you tell...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Pulsed-dye laser

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease worldwide and inflammatory acne has significant psychological impact with potential for long-term emotional and physical sequelae [1]. Energy based treatments are useful both as adjuncts to traditional therapies and particularly for patients...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation utilising Silhouette Soft sutures

The mainstay of neck rejuvenation has relied on conventional surgical procedures. In recent years, other non-invasive options have replaced these techniques. One of these developments is the use of suspension threads, starting around 15 years ago utilising barbed sutures, then...

How I Do It - Treating the ageing neck with Ellevate™ plus

The ageing and sagging neck cannot always be successfully corrected using standard facelift techniques, even those that include extensive SMAS lift [1]. Adjuncts to treatment can include liposuction, radiofrequency or similar skin tightening procedures, open or closed platysmaplasty, extensive SMAS...

How I Do It - Practical guidance on avoiding adverse events following soft tissue augmentation – some tips

Complications following soft tissue augmentation range from the mild to the serious, e.g. blindness due to occlusion of the branches of the ophthalmic artery to the eye. Much of the literature reviewed appears to indicate that no treatments were found...

Coronavirus is making us better people

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the world of aesthetic medicine. Simon and Emma Ravichandran offer their perspective on the crisis so far and look to the future. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic that started at the end of...